In preparation for the kick off messy month, on Monday afternoon I broke out the mat and gathered some supplies and let the kids go wild with dry oatmeal. Let me just say I was shocked at the staying power of oatmeal. My thirteen month old baby girl not only stayed on the 48"x48" island I had provided her but she stayed fully engaged and playing for a solid 20 minutes. It was amazing.
It was a lot of fun to play with them and also to sit back and observe their own fun. To see them play together and how to share (or not) and to just be kids that made a mess!